Denzel Washington is back in action in new 'The Equalizer 2' trailer — watch

Denzel Washington is back as Robert McCall in "The Equalizer 2"— the first sequel of the actor's career.



Denzel Washington is back in his role as Robert McCall a retired CIA black ops agent who became a hired assassin in "The Equalizer 2." In the trailer we see McCall trying to quit the game, but he just keeps getting back in. His character turns back to the vigilante life when he needs to avenge the death of a friend. In an interview with Variety, director Antoine Fuqua talked about the McCall character, saying, "People want heroes they can relate to. The guys in the 70s the Charles Bronsons, the Clint Eastwoods they played real characters. They werent just playing superheroes jumping off buildings and running up walls." .

Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

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The movie is the first sequel of Washington's career. Fuqua said that was the decision of the audience. The director explained, "The audience will decide [if we make a sequel]. If Denzel wants to do another one, Im there. Its such an interesting character. It could be more international. This is a guy who could work in Home Mart one day, or go blend in while living in Italy. There's room for development and evolution." The movie will hit theaters on July 20th.